Fisher Events

Upcoming

Open House
Time: 10am-5pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Please join us for the Fisher's biennial fair featuring over a dozen book makers and artists.

Past

Open House
Time: noon-8pm
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Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a display of special collections on LGBTQ+ topics and reading performances, hosted by Dank Sinatra with guests Ella Mayo and Ocean La Vodka Giovanni.

Summer Seminar Series
Date:
Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This seminar will explore the role of community and institutional archives and libraries in the making, preservation, and dissemination of Black histories from multidisciplinary practices.

Summer Seminar Series
Date:
Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This 3-day seminar trains participants in low-barrier, non-invasive scientific imaging and analytic techniques appropriate for the study of manuscripts and printed books from a variety of global book traditions.

Time: 6pm-8pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a special evening of music, songs, and poetry featuring singers, composers and poets.

Open House
Time: 11am-4pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a viewing of manuscripts, facsimiles and early printed books relating to the spread of Renaissance Humanism in Europe, and especially the role played in this process by Francesco Petrarca (or Petrarch) and Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II).

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr. Winona Wheeler will speak on the origin stories of Cree syllabics, and how Cree people used their written words.

Open House
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Will feature a display and discussion of archival and bibliographic collections documenting global protest and resistance movements.

Open House
Time: 12-4:45pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a display of beautiful and rare Pesach (Passover) Haggadot, including Medieval manuscripts, early printed books, Kibbutz and secular Haggadot, as well as modern artists' Haggadot.

Open House
Time: 1-6 pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Library, 120 St. George Street

Join us for an open house to celebrate National Indigenous Languages Day with a display of manuscripts, dictionaries, hymnals, periodicals, and primers in Indigenous languages, including newly purchased material.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

In this lecture, Surekha Davies shows how print and manuscript miscellanies and geographical works produced in Europe by geographers, naturalists, and collectors like Sir Hans Sloane were artefacts with which their compilers puzzled through the boundaries (or lack thereof) between human, animal, and the idea of the monster.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will examine the history of artists' books by looking at both contemporary and historical examples, along with exploring book structures that will test one's precept of what a book is.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will introduce the key elements in the production and use of Western medieval manuscripts. While focused on Europe, it will situate Western manuscripts within a global context.

Open House
Time: Noon-4:45 pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Celebrate Black History Month at the Fisher Library Open House! Visitors will see a display of rare books and archival materials drawn from across our collections.

Publication Launch
Time: 6pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a special evening where four contemporary artists discuss their collaborations with Fisher librarians on creating artist books utilizing collections from the library's collections.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Participants to this workshop will learn key elements to define special collections today and how to integrate these ideas into research, academic or creative projects, and other interests.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 10am-11:30am
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us for a workshop at the Fisher Library on the classical Islamic arts of "hüsn-i hat" (calligraphy) and "tezhip" (illumination) in the Turkish tradition.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This workshop will engage participants with examples across a range of eras and formats – from the unusual to the everyday – to learn about Canada’s unique history in print.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This talk employs the lens of Afrofuturism to address new dimensions of the Underground Railroad, detailing what imagination, tact, and technology, it took for fugitive Blacks to flee to the "outer spaces of slavery."

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room

This workshop will explore the methods that early printers used to illustrate scientific books and how they were used to illustrate a range of complex scientific concepts, from Euclid’s geometry to Copernican heliocentrism to the minute details of human blood vessels.

Open House
Time: 12pm-5pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Join us at the Fisher when we celebrate Latin American Heritage Month with an Open House. Come to see a selection of posters, ephemera, pamphlets, and books as examples of protest print culture in Latin America.

Lecture
Time: 4pm
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Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Scholar David Sclar will explore aspects of Moses Maimonides' impact and influence through a study of materiality, specifically the production and dissemination of textual objects.

Friends of Fisher Event
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Massimo Riva, Professor of Italian Studies and Modern Media at Brown University, will be speaking on eighteen- and nineteen-century optical devices.

Open House
Time: 12pm-6:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit with the Fisher's Ethiopic books and scrolls between noon and 5pm, followed by a lecture by Eyob Derillo, Former Curator, Ethiopic and Ethiopian Collections, British Library. This free event is on a drop-in basis. All are welcome to attend.

Fisher Workshop
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Participants will learn key elements to define rare books today and how to integrate these ideas into research, academic or creative projects, and other bibliographical interests.

Open House
Time: 1:00-6:00pm
Date:
Location: Maclean Hunter Room

We are once again presenting a unique opportunity to view some of the most important scientific books ever printed. Visit the library on the afternoon of September 19th to a see a range of scientific works up-close: from a 14th century Latin manuscript of Euclid's Elements, through to Copernicus' revolutionary 16th century work on planetary motion, to a milestone work of anatomical illustration by Andreas Vesalius - along with more of the earliest works on chemistry, physics, biology and medicine.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19th, 1:00-6:00PM

This is a drop-in event and open to the public.